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I was wondering if anyone knew of any libraries in Zurich that have a good selection of children's books available in English. Particularly interested in books for preschoolers.
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Old 27.01.2008, 01:52
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You could try the Pestalozzi library: http://www.pbz.ch

I've not been for a few years, but they've got English books, and they might have children's books, too.
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Re: Children's Books

I don't know what it's like in Zurich, but in Zug the canton libraries seem to have a pretty good selection of English books and quite a few for children too. I was extremely surprised - in a good way.
Maybe just find out where your closest branch is and visit it? Ours is free to join too.
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You could try the Pestalozzi library: http://www.pbz.ch

I've not been for a few years, but they've got English books, and they might have children's books, too.
The Pestalozzi library in Seefeld (GZ Riesbach) has about 30-40 children's books in English. A larger selection of adult literature in English. You might want to give the branches a call oer e-mail first before traipsing around all of them. I think Altstetten and Altstadt may have a wider choice.
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Re: Children's Books

Hi, we use the Riesbach Pestalozzi library (in the community centre) for books for my daughter, almost three years old. It's not a great collection, though. It does have some little tables and chairs, so my daughter can sit and read books while I get some books and DVDs. It does have quite a good collection of DVDs for kids, although you need to check whether or not they have an english soundtrack. The city branch has a bigger collection of books. A nice thing about the Riesbach library is that there is a very informal childfriendly cafe area downstairs.

There is also a library at the WAC (wac.ch) in Uster. It has a large collection of books for kids, including lots for preschoolers. You have to be a member (I think, or perhaps there is a reduced membership for the library, not sure). It's ten minutes by train from Stadelhofen and right near the station at the other end.

Otherwise, if there is a book I really want for my daughter I sometimes go to bookdepository.co.uk, which has books at reduced prices and free delivery to Switzerland.

None of this is ideal, of course, and I also make sure to look in any secondhand shops I see on the off chance they have books. I've also picked up some at the secondhand kids sale at Riesbach (every Thursday).

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Re: Children's Books

Hi there,
I order English books for my children from Amazon. fr and Amazon.uk.
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If you try a good-sized Brocki, you often find English books for children.
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hi All,
I also found this website very useful:

www.makereadingahabit.ch

They have a wide variety of English Books for children from ages 0 to 14.
The delivery is quick.
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